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Gabe.school

So you are starting school

So, my boy, you are starting school.The time has come.Too fast. But here nonetheless.My last baby on your next adventure.The first big chapter that you’ll do alone. When I see all the little ones in their too-big uniforms looking like they are playing dress up, I won’t be the only parent on the school playground […] Read more…

parallel lives

Parallel lives

I was half way there when I first saw him. The gut ache of regret and loss didn’t get me that first time. That came much later in the day. To remind me that in the most mundane of moments, grief can slap you in the face at any time. In an attempt to shake off the effects of […] Read more…

What can I tell you?

On Friday 24th April the third Undiagnosed Children’s Day takes place. The aim is to raise awareness of undiagnosed genetic conditions and SWAN UK (syndromes without a name), the charity that offers support and information to families of children affected by these conditions. What could I tell you about this awareness day and the children […] Read more…

The sound of silence

“Today I stood on a sandwich, and my mummy said I could go to Little Bo Peep Land later.” “I am a bit not full up.” “I want Santa to bring me a doll and doors for Christmas.” “I don’t like dreams about monkeys. I like dreams about chocolate buttons.” “I saw the Moon smile […] Read more…

What are we so scared of?

I paid it absolutely no heed at first. I didn’t even click into the story when I saw the article floating around Facebook about the adults with learning problems being refused entry into the Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester. At the time I gave it a passing ‘Oh that’s a shame’ and then went on to […] Read more…

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